NorthWestern Corporation ( NWE ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 11, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.4 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2014. Shareholders who purchased NWE stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that NWE has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $48.75, the dividend yield is 3.28%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NWE was $48.75, representing a -7.5% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.70 and a 20.28% increase over the 52 week low of $40.53.
NWE is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). NWE's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.45. Zacks Investment Research reports NWE's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 7.6%, compared to an industry average of -.3%.